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French Press Coffee

French Press Coffee


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 3 to 4 mugs (32 ounces) 1x

Description

Here’s how to make French press coffee…with the perfect coffee ratio! This coffee maker brews one stellar cup of joe.


Ingredients

Scale

Instructions

  1. Grind the coffee: Grind the coffee beans to a medium grind using a coffee grinder (a burr grinder is most consistent but not required). The size of grind is important: if it’s too fine it can create sediment; if it’s too coarse it’s not flavorful enough.
  2. Heat the water: Heat the water to hot but not boiling (200 to 205 degrees Fahrenheit) using an electric kettle, or bring it to a boil on the stovetop and then let it sit for 1 minute to decrease in temperature.
  3. Add coffee grounds: Add the coffee grounds to the bottom of the pot.
  4. Let coffee bloom for 1 minute: Add hot water to the height of the coffee and stir with a spoon. Set a timer and wait for 1 minute.
  5. Add water and brew 4 minutes: Fill the French press to the top (just below the spout) and stir again. Set a timer and wait for 4 minutes.
  6. Plunge: Place the lid on the French press and slowly press the plunger all the way down. Serve immediately. Tip: If the plunger is hard to press, use a more coarse grind of coffee the next time. If it presses very easily, make the coffee grounds a bit finer.

Notes

*Coffee is best with filtered water: it’s easiest using a filter pitcher like this one.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Brewed
  • Cuisine: Coffee
  • Diet: Vegan